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FLYING BENCH

Ivana Žalac

ASSOCIATES:

Ivana Cooper, Margita Grubiša, Saša Mitrović

City of Zagreb

urban equipment - bench

competition "Sit Down Zagreb!" - 1.prize

project

2010

Lake Jarun, Zagreb, Croatia

The bench works against the inclined terrain of the site with its anti-gravitational characteristics. Its artificial character is emphasized through its orthogonal and robust form. Standard benches are situated parallel to the ground while the proposed one is set orthogonally to the hillside. The bench represents a base that is transformed into a completely new sculpture when in use.

In a competition for the design of art benches „Sit down Zagreb,” the tall bench won one out of 18 equally relevant first prizes. It was chosen between 322 submitted works.